Etosha & Surrounds

Etosha National Park ranks as one of the world’s greatest game viewing destinations. It particularly excels during the dry season (June to November) when huge herds of animals gather around remaining water sources and provide some the most incredible photographic opportunities as wildlife, predator and prey alike, drink side by side.  Along with healthy populations of endangered species, such as Black Rhino and Black-faced Impala, Etosha also offers a rare and exciting birding opportunity.  At the heart of the park is the Etosha pan which, after very good rains, attracts pelicans and flamingos by the hundreds - an incredibly unique site in this otherwise barren landscape. 

For all its strengths Etosha has one weakness - tourist numbers.  If you want to avoid the mini-bus brigade choose to stay in one of the private game reserves that lie outside of the park.  These reserves offer superb wildlife, good guiding and are home to high populations of lion and black and white rhino.  You will still have the opportunity to enter the park, to satisfy your curiosity, if you wish. 

Why we like it

  • The Photography
  • Black Rhino sightings
  • High density gameviewing
  • Birding phenomena
  • High quality lodges
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